Sunday, July 31, 2011

70th Birthday Card

On Friday the 29th I was invited to share in the celebration of Pat's milestone birthday, at our beautiful Botanical Gardens in Pietermaritzburg.
We had the most amazing high tea with her family and friends, who traveled from far and wide. It was a very special occasion and needed a very special card to go with it. I used a pre cut card and covered it with beautiful rose dp, because Pat loves roses. I cut out an additional rose and popped it over the base rose using silicone and molded it so I could get a 3D effect. The bow was seam binding and I made a stick pin using crystals to hold the multi loop bow together. The numbers were cut out of a beautiful pink paint chip sent to me from my dear friend in the USA and I used the PTI dies to cut them out. The sentiment is from a Hero Arts set called Big Birthday Wishes I bought from Nikki Zipp of Paperchain. I embossed it straight onto the card, holding my breath that I did not make a blupsie! I used the Ranger Gold embossing powder for the first time and love it! Only thing, for the first time I burnt the powder in some places with the heat tool and it lost its lustre. Never happened to me before so I have made a mental note regarding this powder. 
The card inner was from the same dp as the front and again used the same HA set for the sentiment.
 Love this set!!

Turning 70 presents challenges to most of people, but Pat, who is the most brilliant seamstress and quilter I have the privilege of knowing, has now added swimming to her otherwise very busy lifestyle. She looks on this part of her life as a challenge to better herself and uses every moment to create inner fulfillment!
Now how's that for inspiration?
You go for it Pat!

Saturday, July 30, 2011

A Bitter Sweet Parting.....

Click on the 'Moz Bearz' tab at the top of the page to find out what was in this lovely box and why I am happy-sad!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Pretty jars all in a row....

I love to make things look 'pretty' and take delight in using up scraps to do this. Each person at the class table should have their own goodies so that they don't have to wait and or share. I have spruced up some empty jars with embossed bands of scrap paper and paper flowers I had already made some time ago. I also stamped and cut out some leaves. Using a hot glue gun, I affixed the bands and attached the flowers, leaves and flourishes, not forgetting the bling for sparkle.
The girls were all delighted to have their own special pretty jar with a sweetie or two in it as well!
Fun things to do.
Thanks for the visit.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Favor Boxes

How lucky can I get?? I get to play with all sorts of interesting crafty things, whilst helping a friend promote her products.
I was given this box to dress up. This will be part of a range in these colours, which will consist of a save the date card, wedding invitation, table seating card, name tags, menu card, wine list, table favor boxes and then thank you cards. I have done the first two of this set, but could not wait any longer to play with this box. I am so in love with making flowers, any kind, and could not resist this awesome bright dotty organza. I also used some of my lovely Marrianne dies to cut the flourishes on the box. Below is a top view of the flower.
Oh so nice to just play......
Thanks for the visit.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Bright and Loud

One of the cards I had the class make up so that they got to learn about the Cuttlebug and punches, was this bright beauty!
I found this gorgeous dotty card stock and matched it up with fluorescent board from a pad I bought at Makro some time ago. Using a Martha Stewart punch, Gothic Arch we punched a strip in pink and mounted that onto the dotty board. The present was cut out using Cuttlebug Beautifully Boxed die and embossing set and the balloons were punch out with a MS punch.
This punch has grown on me....
The one below, was used with very glitzy paper and lot's of bling. I could not find heavy enough foil, so went off the a local packaging shop for caterers and bought a lid of one of those large roaster foil containers, cut the edges off and cut into squares to use for these pressies. Worked like a charm!
When there is a will, there is a way. Nothing and I mean, nothing, stops a determined crafter!!!!

Thanks so much for the visit!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Wedding/Engagement Card

I was asked by the owner of the shop that sells my cards to do engagement/wedding cards. I bought this lovely stamp from Margie at Stamp 'n Stuff, a local company, together with a few other useful stamps following this theme.
I was lucky enough to find co-ordinating dp at a scrapping shop and using a page map, this card came together beautifully. I used Spellbinders and Marianne dies and lovely flower punches I bought from Niki at Paperchain.
Just the start of many of these cards......

Friday, July 15, 2011

Happy Birthday Debbie

This card was made for a dear stamping friend Debbie. I know she loves pink, so it was not difficult for me to work it with this image. This honey is Hope and a digital image I bought from Funky Kits. A pleasure to colour as they are preshaded. I cut the image out using a Marriane die and cut again in dark pink and split it down the center and attached on both sides of the coloured image cut out. The background paper is from W & M and distressed the edges with Victorian Velvet distress ink. The sentiment is a from a stamp set from Lilli of the Valley. A few Marriane flourishes and a bit of ribbon and there we have this adorable card.
Happy birthday Debbie.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Meet Tina

Please click on the Moz Bears page tab above and say hello to Tina.
She would appreciate a visit ;-)

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Bright and Cheery

This was a freebie digi image that I coloured in using Copic's. I cut out dp slightly bigger than the image and mounted both onto a darker orange Spellbinders Lacy Circle cut out. The card is a top fold and I used the same dp to cut strips for the background. The sentiment, my favorite, again!!, from PTI  was stamped onto the Spellbinder Ribbon Banner die cut in white. I cut it out and mounted it onto a dark orange ribbon banner. 
Thanks for the visit. 

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Wedding Tag Card again....

I used co-ordinating dp paper again, following the same 'recipe' as the last card posted, except I changed the tag shape and used the Spellbinders Labels Eight and a pearl instead of the rose. Much better IRL as my camera skills stink!
Thanks for the visit.

Friday, July 1, 2011

The Cinderella Pail

From this......

to this.......

in one afternoon!
This is what I enjoy the most. I turned two ordinary plastic pails I bought from the local plastic shop for R3 each and turned them into these very pretty containers. It took 1 full sheet of scrapping paper and leftovers of several others to do this project. Other than double sided tape and hot glue, it cost nothing else to make.
A fair amount of die cutting and paper scrunching for the flowers and this is what turned out.

Below is a closer view of the one, butterfly side on.

and this is the other pail with a better view of the flower.

 I hope this will inspire you to turn the ordinary into the extraordinary!
These will be used on the workshop table for the little waste bitties generated from my class on Saturday.
Might well lead to an extra class for pail decorating...... FUN!!